Glass mosaic perfume bottle


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent deep cobalt blue, with translucent honey brown, opaque white, opaque light blue, and opaque yellow trails.
Everted, rounded rim; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downward, with fine indent around base; globular body; concave bottom.
Striped mosaic pattern of applied trails wound round on a blue ground and then tooled in four strokes, alternating upward and downward, into a broad feather pattern.
Broken and repaired, with one large chip in rim, and one hole and some small cracks in body; some large bubbles; faint iridescence and small patches of creamy white weathering.

Glass mosaic perfume bottle, Glass, Roman

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